Alliance of Portuguese Speakers stays closed until May 18, offers help by phone, Facebook
The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers will keep all of its offices closed until May 18, complying with a state emergency order. The organization will continue to provide telephone consultations and help to clients seeking information and referrals over the telephone and social media.
All driver alcohol education classes, intimate partner abuse educational program meetings, support groups for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and weekly HIV/ STI Clinics are also suspended
Clients with appointments scheduled for this period will be contacted for a telephone consultation and, when needed, follow-up appointments will be scheduled. MAPS employees will check voicemail hourly Monday through Friday and return calls within 24 hours if necessary.
The MAPS Senior Center in Cambridge will also remain closed until May 18, though staff will continue to call the seniors on a daily basis, making sure that they are in good physical and mental health during this time.
The health and social services organization urges its clients to visit the page on its website dedicated to providing information and resources about coronavirus. Clients facing emergencies should call 911 immediately, and those exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus or other medical needs to reach out to their doctors.
The organization can be reached in Cambridge at (617) 864-7600) and in Somerville at (617) 764-2091) or via messages at facebook.com/maps.org.